New projects are analysed and questioned from first principles and a scheme emerges through dialogue with clients and other stakeholders.
As the scheme develops it addresses clear needs and aspirations in an intelligent and creative way.
The primary medium is drawing and this is used to communicate and illustrate idea development, developed further this becomes a record for what has been created. Further development of these and it is used for statutory approvals. Finalised and together with technical specification it forms the base for procurement and delivery of the final product.
This thorough approach ensures that we can maximise value by identifying problems and their most effective resolution, focusing expenditure to where it is needed most. It also means that others who are involved in the process have the information that they need to make clear and effective decisions.
Our work stages are modelled around the RIBA plan of work where we aim to illustrate effective management of the work to be done in clearing each stage before moving onto the next.
ACTION, CONSTRUCTION, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
TECHNICAL DESIGN, TENDER DOCUMENTATION
DETAILED DESIGN AND BUILING REGULATIONS
SCHEME DESIGN AND PLANNING
BRIEFING AND OUTLINE PROPOSALS
ROAD MAP TO VARIOUS STAGES
UNDERSTANDING TITLE WHEN COMPARING SERVICES.
To call yourself an architect in the UK you must be registered with the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB), who is there to protect your interests as a member of the public. Registered members of the ARB must adhere to a professional code of conduct. You can check whether your ‘architect’ really is an architect on the ARB website: architects-register.org.uk.
It takes an architect seven years to qualify, following a combination of theoretical and practical training, so you can be assured of their professional competence to deliver your project. The Architect’s Registration board also stipulates that its members must hold adequate indemnity insurance and are accountable.
Architects are able to offer you ‘full services’, from concept design to detailed construction drawings and specifications, but can also administer the contract between you and your builder throughout the construction phase.
“ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNERS” - Are you informed !!
It is against the law to call yourself an Architect if you not registered with the Architet Registration Board. Many plan drawers and technicians will compete against architects in selling their services and get around this by selling "architectural services" thereby misleading a client who believes they have an architect appointed. The term "Architectural ...." is not protected. Plan drawers, technicians and even some so called project managers may have no qualification at all, their services and fees are therefore hardly camparable to that of an Architect.